Steve Cook (footballer)

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Steve Cook
Personal information
Full name Steve Anthony Cook[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Hastings, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bournemouth
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (0)
2009 Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Eastleigh (loan) 10 (0)
2010 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 7 (1)
2010–2011 Mansfield Town (loan) 8 (0)
2011 Bournemouth (loan) 8 (0)
2012– Bournemouth 95 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:21, 14 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Steve Anthony Cook (born 19 April 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Bournemouth as a central defender, although he can also play at right-back.

Career[edit]

Born in Hastings, East Sussex, Cook made his first team debut for Brighton & Hove Albion during the Football League Cup third round victory over Manchester City on 24 September 2008.[3] Cook made his second substitute appearance for Brighton during the 2–1 FA Cup first round replay defeat at Hartlepool United on 18 November 2008.[4]

On 23 December 2008, Cook joined Conference South team Havant & Waterlooville on loan for 6 weeks.[5] When this loan expried, Cook once again found himself involved in the Brighton first team, making his third substitute appearance for the club during the Football League Trophy Southern Final penalty shoot-out defeat to Luton Town.[6]

Cook made his first league appearance for Brighton during the 4–0 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra on 28 February 2009.[7]

Cook, along with fellow youth players Steve Brinkhurst and Josh Pelling, signed professional contracts with Brighton on 7 May 2009.[8]

On 20 November 2009, Cook joined Conference South team Eastleigh on loan to gain first-team match experience. Cook was sent off on his debut during the 1–1 draw to Lewes in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy on 21 November 2009.[9]

On 16 September 2010, Cook once again went on loan, this time to Conference National side Eastbourne Borough where he spent a month.[10] After making seven appearances and scoring once, Eastbourne were keen to extend the loan deal for Cook,[11] but were however unsuccessful as he later joined Conference National rivals Mansfield Town on a loan deal lasting until January 2011.[12] Brighton manager Gus Poyet later revealed that he felt Cook would add another ingredient to his footballing education by spending time away from Sussex and that it would force Cook to "grow up".[13]

Cook made his first appearance for Brighton in over 2 and a half years during the League Cup game against Liverpool during September 2011. On 27 October 2011, Cook joined League One side Bournemouth on loan.[14]

On 3 January 2012, he rejoined Bournemouth permanently for £150k, signing a three-and-a-half year deal.[15]

Personal life[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Cook was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault along with five players from Brighton & Hove Albion.[16] Following a trial which returned no verdict, a retrial was held and Cook was subsequently found not guilty.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2008–09[18] League One 2 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 5 0
2009–10[19] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[20] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[21] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 2008–09[22] Conference South 5 0 0 0 3[b] 0 8 0
Eastleigh (loan) 2009–10[23] Conference South 10 0 0 0 2[b] 0 12 0
Eastbourne Borough (loan) 2010–11[20] Conference Premier 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Mansfield Town (loan) 2010–11[24] Conference Premier 8 0 2 0 1[b] 0 11 0
Bournemouth (loan)
2011–12[21]
League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Bournemouth 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2012–13[25] League One 33 1 4 0 0 0 1[a] 0 38 1
2013–14[26] Championship 38 3 1 0 1 0 40 3
Total 97 4 5 0 1 0 2 0 105 4
Career total 130 5 8 0 3 0 9 0 150 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 27. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 435. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ Match Report (Brighton 2-2 Manchester City), Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 24 September 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009
  4. ^ Hartlepool 2-1 Brighton, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 18 November 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009
  5. ^ Team News for Boxing Day, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 23 December 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009
  6. ^ Luton Town 1-1 Brighton, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 17 February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009
  7. ^ Brighton 0-4 Crewe, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 28 February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009
  8. ^ Trio Sign Pro Deals, Seagulls World, 7 May 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2009
  9. ^ Eastleigh v Lewes, Eastleigh F.C., 21 November 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009
  10. ^ Cook an added ingredient for Borough, The Argus, 16 September 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
  11. ^ Borough hope to keep loan pair for longer, The Argus, 12 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
  12. ^ Cook heads for Mansfield, The Argus, 18 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
  13. ^ Loan move will force Seagulls youngster to grow up, The Argus, 19 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
  14. ^ "Cook Ripe for Cherries". The Argus. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  15. ^ "Cherries sign Cook on permanent basis". AFC Bournemouth. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  16. ^ "Brighton and Bournemouth footballers in sex assault inquiry". BBC. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  17. ^ http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10442592.Cherries_player_Steve_Cook_not_guilty_of_sexual_assault/
  18. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Steve Cook in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Steve Cook in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2008/2009 for Havant & Waterlooville". Havant & Waterlooville FC. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2009/2010 for Eastleigh". Aylesbury United FC. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2010/2011 for Mansfield Town". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Steve Cook in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

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